I’ve had the pleasure and honor of helping organizations throughout my career, especially recently, with my skills in marketing, writing and communications.
Transcriptionist, Smithsonian Transcription Center
September 2017 – present
The Smithsonian Transcription Center seeks to engage the public in making our collections more accessible, working hand-in-hand with digital volunteers to transcribe historic documents and collection records to facilitate research and excite the learning in everyone.
I transcribe historical documents, specifically for the Freedmen’s Bureau.
Marketing Strategist and Grant Researcher, West End Art Gallery
June 2017 – present
I was introduced to West End Art Gallery through my work with Queens of Queen City. WEAG provides a great service to Cincinnati’s West End by offering free art workshops and working to restore the First German Reformed Church on Freeman Ave into a Community Art Center.
For WEAG, I develop guerilla marketing strategies to target the West End neighborhood and increase event attendance, advise on grant proposals and research grant opportunities.
Marketing Specialist, FridgeForThought Etsy Store
December 2016 – present
FridgeForThought is an Etsy store started by a friend. Soon after its launch, the owner wanted to shift the company goals to be more charitable. The store has since donated 100% of profits to charities, with a new charity every two months.
I apply a multitude of skills for FFT. I use Adobe Illustrator to design logos for the store header, choosing colors and fonts to match brand personality. I wrote the tagline for the logo and store description to infuse positioning statement. I also designed business cards and flyers. I also operate most of the Facebook page updates.
Marketing Specialist, Hillforest Victorian House Museum
Hillforest is the home of industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1891, designed by architect Isaiah Rogers, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.
I designed and copyedited 2017 event calendar, designed with retention and repeat visits in mind. I also developed marketing strategies, including expanding events to more partnerships within Aurora and channels of communication into the Greater Cincinnati Area.
Customer Relations Specialist, Cincy Comicon
Cincy ComiCon was a Cincinnati comic convention that focused “foremost on celebrating the medium and those who dedicate their lived to crafting the stories and art we all love.” (Unfortunately they took me on too late for marketing and chose not to operate past 2016.)
I resolved any issues that arose at the show; assisted in executing events; and ensured customer, creator and vendor satisfaction for retention